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Jun 16, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the long-list for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award, including a shock omission.

Our book of the week is No Friend But The Mountains by Behrouz Boochani, translated by Omid Tofighian.  This account of Boochani's journey seeking asylum and his detention in Manus Island Prison won the Victorian...


Jun 10, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the British Book Awards: Normal People by Sally Rooney won Book of the Year; Becoming by Michelle Obama won best non-fiction and audiobook.

Our book of the week is At Dusk by Hwang Sok-yong, translated by Sora Kim-Russell. The story of a successful architect who regrets the pace of...


Jun 3, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the Australian Book Industry Awards, mostly won by Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton, and the Best Young Australian Novelists according to the Sydney Morning Herald

Our book of the week is Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi.  Annie is a fan of this Nigerian-born British author, whom Ali Smith...


May 25, 2019

Anna and Amanda discuss the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction longlist, recommended by Preti Taneja (ep 56).

Our book of the week is The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean.  An Australian mystery set in outer Sydney, it has been described as 'a Picnic at Hanging Rock for a new generation'. But what did Anna...


May 19, 2019

Anna and Annie discuss the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize to be announced on 21 May, and this week's Top Ten Bestsellers.

Our book of the week is The Years by Annie Ernaux, translated by Alison L. Strayer.  A creative autobiography of Ernaux's life growing up in France from the 1940s to 2000s, it...